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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #300 on: April 02, 2018, 06:35:37 PM »
At the moment it's not even a rich persons a/c, just the play thing of a select few (my opinion).
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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #301 on: April 03, 2018, 09:00:12 AM »
Nice to see the "engineers" have found the adjustable spanners in the tool box

You beat me to it Sam,when I worked on civil aircraft after I left the RAF anybody caught using or possessing an adjustable spanner was sacked on the spot !

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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #302 on: April 04, 2018, 08:41:18 AM »
I am sure there are still some about as the other two "Live" Vulcan's can be taxied (not sure who carries them out though) !

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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #303 on: April 04, 2018, 03:59:07 PM »
Seems the post I put up and Mike responded to has been taken down....... :( :(

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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #304 on: April 06, 2018, 09:46:13 AM »
Have they? Not by me :(
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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #305 on: April 06, 2018, 06:27:19 PM »
Well someone has and it sucks.  And I have another forum member who confirms it as he read the content before it was taken down.  It seems I have ruffled feathers by speaking stuff way too close to the mark.

My take on this: Give the peoples' aircraft BACK TO THE PEOPLE.

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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #306 on: April 06, 2018, 09:26:37 PM »
Put it back on this thread and lets see what happens  >:(

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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #307 on: April 07, 2018, 09:31:05 AM »
It was there because I read it.

Most fora adopt the stance of either editing the post or moving it to a MODs area, normally it is usual for whoever removed it from public view to inform the poster as to why it has been taken down/edited.

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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #308 on: April 07, 2018, 05:11:37 PM »
The words communication, openness and transparency seem to have been dropped from the lexicon of VTST.

There's so few of the loyal supporters left now and the prospect of a media campaign to "Give the peoples' aircraft back NOW" would seem the only way to hit back. Linking the present cold war feel about Russia right now and the last ever flying nuclear deterrent  V bomber languishing by a sewage farm might help raise awareness?

No, I must be hallucinating again  :-\

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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #309 on: April 07, 2018, 08:02:17 PM »
Can't see anything in the mods area. Sorry  :(
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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #310 on: April 07, 2018, 11:25:07 PM »
Well someone took it down without having the common decency to inform me of the reason.

If that person has the guts, put it back so that those that care can see and then their own judgements and comments.  OR tell me why I was so out of whack?

Ah, maybe I mentioned the TAFF word????

Taff, in the open, I expected better of you and, I suppose, do most of the remaining supporters either logging or just lurking and listening.

You were once a legend but now..... loyalties?......

How many minutes until this is taken down, comrades?

This is not personal but I fail to square what he is doing with the "volunteers" for the greater good of the Trust

But I've already heard from others that the airport will NOT allow 558 to use the runway i.e. Fast Taxy

Anyone care to correct this view?

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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #311 on: April 08, 2018, 09:49:19 AM »
What have i missed!!!??
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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #312 on: April 08, 2018, 11:48:55 AM »
What have i missed!!!??

If you get email notifications when someone else has posted then you should be able to go back through them and find it - if not then I’ll send you it!

Be interesting to know who removed it though..........

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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #313 on: April 08, 2018, 01:04:55 PM »
Remember, though, it's not just Moderators who can remove posts....and if someone other than a Mod removes them, they won't show up as having been moderated.

And on a different note....
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Re: So that's it then?
« Reply #314 on: April 08, 2018, 07:41:27 PM »
So the winter service is complete and the only job that needs to be done is the replacement of the AAPP starter motor...

Despite the fact there is (or was) a serviceable AAPP in the stores the decision is made to drop the dog out of the box and change the starter motor in situ in service this would be done without dropping the dog - but obviously that was too hard for the volunteers.  If you've dropped the dog - you may a well replace it.

We have (or had - unless Bob has sold it) a proper stand for the dog but the "volunteer engineers" decided to drop the unit onto the top of a wooden step on a safety raiser and work on it there...

Nice to see the "engineers" have found the adjustable spanners in the tool box (I wonder what happened to all the real spanners) - what a great inspiration to the next generation of engineers and aviators.

And finally the paperwork which has been used - where have they found that piece of waste paper?  There are boxes of books in Delta Court - there were even books in the van, this looks like it has been photocopied from the back of a comic.

I know people will think I'm just being bitter but when you think how far this has fallen in just one year you may be able to see where I'm coming from.  I have no objection to volunteers "making do" but here there is (or shouldn't be) any excuse.  All of the tools, equipment, publications and expertise are available to the "volunteer engineering team" but they choose not to use them.

Still ready for another hard summer of ragging 558 to pay the wages and the pension plans...

Sorry but looking at the pictures, there is no way that starter motor could possibly be changed in situ.  I would also say that you only replace the suspect part, as there may be faults in other parts of a larger system.  I thought YOU Sam would appreciate that.  All electrical and electronic technicians know that.  What you are suggesting is akin to replacing a broken fan in a domestic boiler by fitting a new boiler.  Sounds like you have little to no idea about electrical fault finding - I would love to be your car mechanic!

As for adjustable spanners - I would have thought all standard RAF Shadow boards would have carried at least 2 different sizes.  That probably means that YOU have used them yourself whilst in Service.  Why don’t you stop back biting and pitch in and volunteer yourself, if you are so concerned?

I, for one, am immensely impressed with what the new team are managing to do - taking out the Rover unit cannot have been easy, even for an experienced team of professionals.  I think the volunteers, led by Taff need praise, rather than criticism from someone who should understand the intricacies of what they have to do.

Be a bit kinder, Sam - they seem to be doing ok, if today’s engine run went as well as people are posting on other forums.